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Taking Data Science Mainstream

Rajesh_kusi.pngHDSI Director Rajesh Gupta appeared on Good Morning San Diego-KUSI this week, explaining the impact of UC San Diego in taking the lead nationally in building its far-reaching data science education and research program.

“What UC San Diego has done it has taken data science and it lifted it all the way as a campus-wide initiative, so that the students and faculty are drawn from all these departments, and trained by scientists in all these departments,“ Gupta explained to news anchor Lauren Phinney. Full interview: https://www.kusi.com/halicioglu-data-science-institute-celebrates-one-year/


Data Science Major Makes Headlines

Data science studies in affiliation with HDSI, and UC San Diego programs drawing students from across the globe. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/sd-me-ucsd-foreignstudents-20190207-story.html


New Postdoctoral Openings Announced

HDSI has just announced several postdoctoral positions. The institute is seeking postdocs working on a field related to Data Science. They will be 100% supported by HDSI. The Institute postdocs will be assigned an HDSI-affiliated mentor, and will be free to collaborate with any researchers at UC San Diego. Learn more: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13192. Review of applications begins Feb. 15, 2019.

Highlighted Events 

2020 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference

August 2020-Save the date: The City of San Diego has been selected as the venue for the Association of Computing Machinery’s 2020 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference (KDD), one of the premier global meetings on artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science.

SIGKDD BannerRajesh Gupta, director of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, will serve as general co-chair for the meeting along with Yan Liu, director of the University of Southern California Machine Learning Center.

The annual KDD conference gathers thousands of leading researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry. The nonprofit organization’s mission is “to provide the premier forum for advancement, education, and adoption of the ‘science’ of knowledge discovery and data mining from all types of data stored in computers and networks of computers.” San Diego last hosted the international event in 2011.

Check the Institute site for updates on the upcoming San Diego hosting of KDD 2020.